Baby, Baby All the Time


Baby, Baby All the Time (Bobby Troup)

Nat King Cole Trio — Nat King Cole: piano, vocal, Oscar Moore: guitar, Johnny Miller: bass

According to, in addition to the 78 rpm single Capitol Records 15165, released in 1948, on which one of two 14 April 1946 takes of “Baby, Baby All the Time” is the B-side to “Little Girl,” there were three other versions recorded by the Nat King Cole Trio, one on 11 April 1946, and two takes on 17 April 1946. They indicate that the 1948 single as well as the 11 and 17 April recordings appear on the 1991 compilation set The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio. However, in one track listing for that 27-album set at, we find only three recordings of the song: one dated 5 April 1946, and two dated 17 April 1946.

I don’t if either of the following two recordings is the B-side of Capitol 15165.



Buddy Rich and his Orchestra, vocal: Buddy Rich — recorded on 25 April 1946; issued on Mercury 3017, b/w “Quiet Riot,” and on Mercury 5224, c/w “Ready to Go Steady”


1947 Baby, Baby All the Time-Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra-RCA Victor 20-2912

Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra, vocal: Lucy Ann Polk — recorded on 8 July 1947; issued in 1948 on RCA Victor 20-2912, as the B-side of “Judaline” (Gene De Paul, Don Raye)


Charlie Ventura and his Orchestra, vocal: Buddy Stewart — recorded on 11 September 1947; issued on National Records 9057, as the B-side of “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”


Frankie Laine with Carl Fischer’s Poets of Rhythm — issued in 1947 on Atlas FL-137, as the B-side of “Someday Sweetheart”


June Christy & Stan Kenton — from their album Duet, 1955


Bobby Troup and Julie London-5

Julie London with the Russ Garcia Orchestra —  issued in 1955 on the single Liberty 55009, b/w “Shadow Woman”


Frankie Laine and Buck Clayton and his Orchestra — from the 1956 album Jazz Spectacular


Bobby Troup vocal, accompanied, after a couple of opening chords on piano, only by guitar (Al Viola, I think) – 1958


Rhonda Fleming with Frank Comstock and his Orchestra — from the 1958 album Rhonda, Columbia Records CL 1080


Warne Marsh Quintet — recorded at the “Half Note” in NYC on 24 February 1959; released in 1994 on the double CD album Lee Konitz – Live at the Half Note, Verve Records ‎314 521 659-2

Lee Konitz – alto sax
Warne Marsh – tenor sax
Bill Evans – piano
Jimmy Garrison – bass
Paul Motian – drums


The Superbs

issued in August 1964 on the single Doré 715, b/w “Raindrops, Memories and Tears”


appearance on American Bandstand, Season 8, Episode 3 — airdate: 19 September 1964


Julie London —  live, from the 1964 LP In Person at the Americana

Medley: Basin Street Blues/St. Louis Blues/Baby, Baby All the Time


Diana Krall — from her 1996 LP All for You (A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio)*

April Phillips 2007


Andrea Rehm Quartett2011

Andrea Rehm, vocal
Martin Giebel, piano
Jens Loh, bass
Hans Fickelscher, drums


* The length of  audio file in the video matches well with the length of the album track reported by CDUniverse, 3:35. However, Wikipedia and AllMusic give the length of the track as 5:56, more than two and half minutes longer.


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